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  1. #1
    Isaiah Beard
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    Looks like I'll be traveling very soon to Southern Louisiana. At
    present I know that Sprint PCS (the carrier I'm with) covers New
    Orleans, Lafayette, and Houma rather well, but LaRose, LA is dead. Not
    even Verizon seems to have native coverage here (someone correct me if
    I'm wrong).

    Last time I was down there, the roaming carrier my phone defaulted to
    was Cingular in analog mode, and having the Free & Clear America roaming
    option on my plan, this worked out fine for me.

    This time however, I'm using a different Sprint phone, a Treo 650. It
    doesn't have an analog option and will only roam on CDMA carriers.

    Near as I can tell, the other CDMA carrier in that area is Alltel. Has
    anyone used Alltel in LaRose? Their coverage maps show the whole state
    as solidly covered, but I have my reservations, so if anyone has had
    success using them there, I'd appreciate knowing.

    Also, do any Sprint users know if we can roam on Alltel? Clearly they
    don't seem to be the preferred carrier, and I'm wondering if I'm going
    to have problems even if they're the only carrier my phone will connect to.


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  2. #2
    Goldiejan
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    Re: Alltel coverage in Southern Lousiana?

    Occassionaly, Sprint does roam on the Alltell network.

    Goldiejan
    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Looks like I'll be traveling very soon to Southern Louisiana. At
    > present I know that Sprint PCS (the carrier I'm with) covers New
    > Orleans, Lafayette, and Houma rather well, but LaRose, LA is dead. Not
    > even Verizon seems to have native coverage here (someone correct me if
    > I'm wrong).
    >
    > Last time I was down there, the roaming carrier my phone defaulted to
    > was Cingular in analog mode, and having the Free & Clear America roaming
    > option on my plan, this worked out fine for me.
    >
    > This time however, I'm using a different Sprint phone, a Treo 650. It
    > doesn't have an analog option and will only roam on CDMA carriers.
    >
    > Near as I can tell, the other CDMA carrier in that area is Alltel. Has
    > anyone used Alltel in LaRose? Their coverage maps show the whole state
    > as solidly covered, but I have my reservations, so if anyone has had
    > success using them there, I'd appreciate knowing.
    >
    > Also, do any Sprint users know if we can roam on Alltel? Clearly they
    > don't seem to be the preferred carrier, and I'm wondering if I'm going
    > to have problems even if they're the only carrier my phone will connect

    to.
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  3. #3
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Alltel coverage in Southern Lousiana?

    Isaiah -

    I was in New Orleans in May, 2004. On Saturday 5/8/2004, we went on a
    swamp tour with Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours. The map is at
    http://www.honeyislandswamp.com/swampmap.html.
    I had SPCS service most of the time, as we were close to I-10 and the
    land is flat. But when we headed south along the Pearl River and the
    phone (A620 at the time, probably PRL 10023) lost the SPCS signal, it
    switched to SID 57 (Alltel).

    If you haven't already looked, Verizon's Coverage Locator is at
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/C...ype=NEWREQUEST
    LaRose, LA shows as not covered by anyone that VZW roams on there. I
    know much of the America's Choice network includes Alltel, but I don't
    know about in Louisiana.

    I tried entering the LaRose Zip code, 70373, into the 'View Coverage
    Map' field on Alltel's website and it returned 'couldn;t find your address'.

    LaRose looks to be way out there. What's in LaRose, anyway, if you can
    tell us?


    Isaiah Beard wrote:
    > Looks like I'll be traveling very soon to Southern Louisiana. At
    > present I know that Sprint PCS (the carrier I'm with) covers New
    > Orleans, Lafayette, and Houma rather well, but LaRose, LA is dead. Not
    > even Verizon seems to have native coverage here (someone correct me if
    > I'm wrong).
    >
    > Last time I was down there, the roaming carrier my phone defaulted to
    > was Cingular in analog mode, and having the Free & Clear America roaming
    > option on my plan, this worked out fine for me.
    >
    > This time however, I'm using a different Sprint phone, a Treo 650. It
    > doesn't have an analog option and will only roam on CDMA carriers.
    >
    > Near as I can tell, the other CDMA carrier in that area is Alltel. Has
    > anyone used Alltel in LaRose? Their coverage maps show the whole state
    > as solidly covered, but I have my reservations, so if anyone has had
    > success using them there, I'd appreciate knowing.
    >
    > Also, do any Sprint users know if we can roam on Alltel? Clearly they
    > don't seem to be the preferred carrier, and I'm wondering if I'm going
    > to have problems even if they're the only carrier my phone will connect to.
    >
    >


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    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Alltel coverage in Southern Lousiana?

    Frank Harris wrote:

    > LaRose, LA shows as not covered by anyone that VZW roams on there. I
    > know much of the America's Choice network includes Alltel, but I don't
    > know about in Louisiana.
    >
    > I tried entering the LaRose Zip code, 70373, into the 'View Coverage
    > Map' field on Alltel's website and it returned 'couldn;t find your
    > address'.


    Yup, just came back from there. As it turns out, Alltel coverage in
    LaRose is spotty at best, and you can forget about indoor coverage. The
    moment you hit LA state Highway 1 though, coverage is solid, and you
    even pick up Sprint once you get further into civilization.

    > LaRose looks to be way out there. What's in LaRose, anyway, if you can
    > tell us?


    Crazy relatives, that's what.


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